Sacramento’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.
It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Sacramento.
And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Sacramento. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Sacramento neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Sacramento hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Sacramento area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although River Park ranks way above the rest.
We examined 113 of Sacramento’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Sacramento’s reputation.
So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Sacramento for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Granite Regional Park looks to be the worst neighborhood in Sacramento.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Sacramento that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.
Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from worst to best.
Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Sacramento.
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